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Common Wilkiea Wilkiea huegeliana
2014-02-15 08:54:49

Wilkiea huegeliana is a common rainforest plant from the Monimiaceae family. It is commonly referred to by such names as Common Wilkiea, Tetra beech and Veiny Wilkiea. Although originally described by Louis René Tulasne, it was given its current official name by Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle. W. huegeliana grows as a shrub or small tree that can reach a height of 25 feet. It has a stem...

Redbay Persea borbonia
2014-02-15 07:52:34

Persea borbonia is an evergreen tree in the Lauraceae family. The species may commonly be referred to as Redbay, Tisswood, Scrubbay, Shorebay and Swampbay. P. borbonia grows as either a small tree or a large shrub. It contains evergreen leaves that reach between 3 and 6 inches long. They are lance-shaped. They are alternately arranged and give off a spicy smell when crushed. The leaves may...

Peruvian Nutmeg Laurelia sempervirens
2014-02-14 11:29:19

Laurelia sempervirens is a large, evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Peruvian nutmeg, Tihue, Trihue, Chilean Laurel or Chilean Sassafras. L. sempervirens belongs to the Atherospermataceae family. The plant can commonly be found growing naturally only in Chile. L. sempervirens plants are found in warm subtropical or tropical habitats. The trees often...

Ribbonwood Idiospermum australiense
2014-02-14 10:58:56

Idiospermum australiense is the only species in the Idiospermum genus. The flowering tree species belongs to the Calycanthaceae family. The plant may also be commonly known as the Ribbonwood or the Idiot fruit. I. australiense is one of the oldest and most primitive known flowering plants. It has grown in the Daintree Rainforest of Queensland, Australia for about 120 million years. The...

Yellow Sassafras Doryphora sassafras
2014-02-10 08:46:14

Doryphora sassafras is a species of evergreen tree in the Atherospermataceae family. It is commonly referred to as Sassafras, Yellow sassafras, Golden sassafras, Canary sassafras or Golden deal. D. sassafras is a straight trunked tree with a smaller crown. It has been known to grow to a height of 82 to 105 feet. Its trunk can reach a diameter of 4 feet. It contains glossy green leaves that...

Manning River Socketwood Daphnandra micrantha
2014-02-10 08:15:47

Daphnandra micrantha is a rainforest tree. The species is a member of  the Atherospermataceae Family. The plant may also be commonly referred to as the Socketwood or Manning river socketwood. D. micrantha is a small to medium sized tree. It has been known to reach a height of 66 feet tall with a trunk diameter of 10 inches. The bark contains vertical cracks and displays an ivory coloration....

Illawarra Socketwood Daphnandra johnsonii
2014-02-10 08:02:58

Daphnandra johnsonii is a rare rainforest tree. The species is a member of the Atherospermataceae family. The plant may also be commonly referred to as the Illawarra socketwood. D. johnsonii is a small to medium sized tree. It usually grows around 66 feet tall, with a broad and shady crown. The trunk is a beige color and cylindrical. The bark is fairly smooth. The leaves of the tree are...

Socketwood Daphnandra apatela
2014-02-10 07:49:28

Daphnandra apatela is a rainforest tree. The species is a member of the Atherospermataceae family. The plant may also be commonly known as the Socketwood, Light yellowwood or Canary socketwood. D. apatela is a medium to large sized tree. It has been known to exceed heights of 100 feet, with a trunk diameter of 30 inches. It has a dense crown due to its horizontal branches. It has rough...

Camphorwood Cinnamomum oliveri
2014-02-10 07:20:22

Cinnamomum oliveri is a tree species commonly growing in rainforest habitats. The species can be found along the areas of Australia’s eastern coast, specifically from coastal New South Wales to the northern tip, Cape York Peninsula and down south in the rainforest behind Seven Mile Beach. It prefers warm, temperate areas and grows best in sedimentary soils. C. oliveri belongs to the...

Indian Bay Leaf Cinnamomum tamala
2014-02-09 09:09:11

Cinnamomum tamala is a tree species. The species may also be referred to as the Indian bay leaf, the Tejpat, Malabar leaf, Indian Bark, Indian cassia or Malabathrum. C. tamala belongs to the Lauraceae family. The plant is indigenous to India, Nepal, Bhutan and China. The plant is closely related to the Cassia, Cinnamon and Saigon cinnamon species. C. tamala plants commonly grow measuring up...

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